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Image copyright Louise Wigginton Image caption The 29-year-old said she does not get to see her daughter often, but when she does she is physically and mentally exhausted As lockdown begins to ease and unlimited exercise is allowed in England, a nurse has pleaded with people to adhere strictly to social distancing rules. Louise Wigginton, […]

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Image copyright Getty Images “It was embarrassing, everyone was looking at us,” Susan Bleau says of the moment she tried to spend free school meal vouchers worth £45. After weeks of delays, her daughter’s school had finally received the vouchers and printed them out for her. But at the till, with a trolley full of […]

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Image caption Samuel Akinsanya said his mum Esther Akinsanya was known as “nurse or matron” because she loved to care for people New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city’s population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist Dr […]

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Image copyright Michael Rudman Image caption Barge East in Hackney Wick is one of several venues subject to a crowdfunding appeal Pubs and restaurants around the UK are turning to crowdfunding websites to survive the lockdown. Village locals and inner-city craft beer bars are among those asking for pledges of up to £30,000. Nick Antona, […]

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Image copyright Craving Coffee Image caption Matt and Rachel Ho have raised more than £21,000 so far for their business Craving Coffee “Running a small business is touch and go at the best of times,” says Rachel Ho, director of an independent coffee shop in Tottenham, north London. And these, it seems fair to say, […]

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Image copyright PA Businesses who have signed up to pay staff the “real living wage” are being urged to continue doing so during the coronavirus crisis. The wage is set by the Living Wage Foundation and is separate to the statutory National Living Wage, which rose to £8.72 an hour on Wednesday. One in five […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPM: Number of NHS volunteers in 24 hours equal to “population of Coventry” The number of people who have volunteered to help the NHS in its fight against coronavirus has passed half a million, double the government’s recruitment target. Speaking at his daily news conference, PM Boris […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been more than 900 confirmed cases of coronavirus in London Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus outbreak. Transport for London (TfL) announced there would be a partial shutdown of the […]

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The likes of Ed Sheeran and Passenger began their careers by busking on the streets. Musicians Ben Dixon and David Fisher, who ply their trade in central London, hope to follow in their footsteps. But they fear plans to introduce busking licenses in response to noise complaints could stop them performing in Westminster. The two […]

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